Quick Crispy Baked Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe by 30Seconds Food

Quick Crispy Baked Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Chicken nuggets are always a family pleaser. This easy chicken nuggets recipe is seasoned with garlic, Parmesan and Italian spices then baked to crispy, golden perfection. Kids and adults will love them!

The boneless chicken is first dipped into a garlic butter, then into a breadcrumb coating made with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and Italian seasoning. The chicken is baked in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. 

Serve this budget-friendly recipe with your favorite dipping sauces, like ranch, fry sauce, Cajun dipping sauce or copycat Chick-fil-a sauce. These could be made ahead and reheated or even frozen. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into nuggets and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

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Recipe Notes

  • You can use boneless chicken breast or thighs for this homemade nuggets recipe. Chicken thighs do tend to stay moister than breasts, so keep that in mind.
  • Love garlic? Don't stop at the two cloves, measure it with your heart. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the melted butter and garlic in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip them into the melted butter and then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Put the chicken onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with any of the remaining garlic butter. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until chicken is crispy and cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 246

Total Fat: 13.7g

Saturated Fat: 6.3g

Cholesterol: 57mg

Sodium: 254mg

Total Carbohydrate: 16.4g

Dietary Fiber: 1.2g

Total Sugars: 2.7g

Protein: 14.5g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 93mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 170mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, everyone in the family will love these. Great idea for parties or anytime!
This was delicious! I tried it the way it was written and also keto (using crushed pork rinds instead of bread crumbs) both were good.
My partner practically inhaled them. He said he wants it every night 🙂
Elisa Schmitz
So glad you and your partner enjoyed this amazing recipe, Tobius ! Great idea to use crushed pork rinds. I'll bet that added a great flavor and texture. Thank you for sharing, and for being part of our community!
I have a question about the first step of this process I'm new to certain ways of cooking but on the part where I mix the melted butter and garlic inna a bowl how would you recommend me doin that? Do I just melt the butter nad put the garlic in or do I melt the butter with the garlic in it? And how would I go about melting it stove top or microwave it?
Donna John
I put mine in a small bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave until melted. That's the easiest way to do it.
I tried these, had to adjust the recipe a little as I didn't have the same amount of chicken; however I found I had nowhere hear enough butter/garlic coating to coat the nuggets in before applying the bread crumb mixture.

Unfortunately they also didn't come out anywhere close to the pics haha

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